10 LGBTQ Manga Titles for Pride Month

Hello again everybody! It’s Joe Pascullo here, guest writing once more for my friend Tabrizia’s blog. We’ve just wrapped up Pride Month here in June. But to keep the celebration going, Tabrizia asked me to pen a blog with some LGBTQ titles for all you readers to check out. I was happy to oblige! Fandoms and conventions (remember when we used to attend those!?) for the yaoi (boys’ love) and yuri (girls’ love) genres have exploded in popularity, with many manga fans simply choosing to read only titles within those classifications. Need some recommendations? Try one (or more) of these on for size!

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 25

Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:

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Book Review: Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 112 pages

Published: September 8, 2020

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

Genre: Young Adult,Poetry, Nonfiction

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 13

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Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: June Edition

Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles!

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Book Review: The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 320 pages

Published: May 26, 2020

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, Austenesque Fiction 

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Fiction Books for Mental Health Awareness Month

The conversation around mental health does not end on June 1. Having an open and honest discussion around this important topic is much needed, especially when we want to break the stigma and hide the assumptions surrounding the topic. Dealing with mental health issues of my own, I tend to gravitate towards books that discuss it painfully but in a beautiful that will start ignite conversations.

So if you are looking for those books that help you examine mental health beyond, here is a great starter pack:

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Book Review: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 360 pages

Published: August 8, 2019 (US: May 26, 2020)

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books (US: Balzer + Bray)

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Poetry, LGBT

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 22

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Book Review: Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 416 pages

Published: May 2, 2019 (US: July 14, 2020)

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary,Poetry

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